Thursday, September 3, 2009

Deep Rose Batik Hand Towels - Minon Fishscale

For a change, I thought I'd batik some linen hand towels. These are wonderful quality 100% linen, with a deep hemstitched border.

I applied the melted wax in a fishscale pattern and then dyed it in maroon. It actually came out more like a deep, dusky raspberry. Not the color I was going for, but lovely all the same.

When I started my waxing, I started in the middle of the towel and worked my to the edges. This centered the main motif on the towel, and the pattern repeats across the two towels when they are folded and hanging on a bar.

I'll try these out in another color next.